20 January 2023
Qing He [FYI request #21316 email]
Ref: DOIA 2223-1207
Thank you for your email of 2 December 2022 requesting, under the Official Information Act 1982 (the
Act), the following information:
“This is regarding RV2021 - one-off visa only Can you please update us on how many
applications or no. of people are at Preparing applications, and other status, as of today?”
Please refer to the table below for the number of 2021 Resident Visa applications still at ‘Preparing
application’, ‘Under Assessment’, ‘request for further information’, ‘Completed and Approved’, as at 14
Number of Applications
Preparing application (Phase 2)
Under Assessment (Phase 2)
Request for further information (Phase 2)
Approved (Phase 1 & Phase 2)
Please note: this reporting is only available for applications made under Phase 2 of the 2021 Resident
Visa. Phase 2 applicants applied using Immigration New Zealand’s enhanced Immigration Online system.
This is a different platform to the one used by Phase 1 applicants which records the stages of applications
differently. This information only includes the number of applications. However, we are happy to
provide the number of people upon your further request.
I hope you find this information helpful. You have the right to seek an investigation and review by the
Ombudsman of the Ministry’s response to your request, in accordance with section 28(3) of the Act.
Information about how to make a complaint is available at www.ombudsman.parliament.nz
0800 802 602.
If you wish to discuss any aspect of your request or this response, please contact [email address].
General Manager, Border and Visa Operations
Immigration New Zealand